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Rough as...

Happily the new motherboard arrived on Friday and has me up and running again.
Since I'm a constant tinkerer I've opted for a messy bare setup this time.
I suppose the old board might have warranty but I always doubt if they're worth the paper they're written on, factor in freight and the near certain knowledge that they'll blame me for updating the bios, it isn't worth the stress of pursuing. I am annoyed that it had a green LED on board that was supposed to indicate things are fine, the problem was going to be either the CPU or the motherboard and naturally I took the wrong option.
A warning for people who may buy a Asrock FM2A85X Extreme4-M motherboard, when you see the lovely big heatsink for the CPU mosfets don't rub your finger along it or you may slice your finger off like I did.

1 comment:

  1. Jim,
    What you do is RMA the dead motherboard then sell the replacement on your local equivalent of Craigslist. It's like printing money, only legal. :)
    Michael Golden